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Nick Freshman

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After graduating from Emory University, Nick followed his heart and stomach into the restaurant industry. Over his 20 year career, Nick has worked in almost every capacity, leading multiple restaurants from the concept stage to thriving businesses. He is currently the co-owner of Spider Kelly’s in Arlington, VA, one of the area’s largest and most successful bars since it opened in 2008.

In 2016, Nick founded Mothersauce Partners to solve an ongoing problem in the industry: talented people with great ideas fail to succeed because they lack funding or business expertise. Mothersauce Partners provides investment capital and strategic guidance to food and drink entrepreneurs to overcome this hurdle and help bring new concepts to life.

Nick is a native Washingtonian and lives in Arlington with his wife and daughter.


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  • Create job opportunities for unemployed members of our community
  • Facilitate access to healthier meals for our neighbors in need